Skip to comments.Has anyone been watching the "History Channel's" Mini-Series "The World Wars"?
Posted on 05/28/2014 3:13:51 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
And if so what did everyone think?
awesome. loved it. pretty true to fact as well.
It is OK but has some really obvious goofs such as showing American troops and German troops shooting Lee Enfields.
Also shows Patton chasing Mexicans on a car and (technically they didn’t say that is how he killed them but you clearly are meant to think so) despite the fact that he killed them with a pistol in a gunfight.
They show Churchill with what looks like a .45 auto. I can’t say for sure that he never had one but it would look a lot more authentic if he was using a broomhandle Mauser.
Quite a bit of similar errors tho the history over all may be OK.
I thought the early history of Hitler was interesting, if factual. That is the problem with anything anymore, TV, Internet, everything is open to “revisionism”.
Yeah I saw the “German” “Enfields” too.
I am enjoying it. I have my doubts about Hitler cutting his moustache with a knife due to it not allowing him to seal his gas mask during the attack.
I truly like the way they portrayed Neville Chamberlain as foolish for his persistent denial of Hitler’s movement throughout Europe. Reminds me of todays liberal and Al Qaeda. Head in the sand.
They left a few important things out. The biggest was the rescue at Dunkirk.
I clicked to another channel when they showed a German B-17 bombing Poland.
That’s bad even by History Channel standards...
They also showed the ultra rare left handed Enfields.
They somehow did show Mussolini using a Carcano. Actually I am not sure what the Italians used in WWI but it probably was a Carcano.
I’ve been watching all day. Not bad. Not one once of bullshit that our government spews today.
If I’ve already watched “The World At War”, what do I gain from watching this?
I haven’t, but, was it aliens?
Could have done without that idiot McLame’s snide remarks about Patton...actually, could do without McLame and Panetta’s “commentary” altogether and that would bring the show up a notch or two.
Otherwise, quite informative...
They get the Russian Revolution wrong. No mention of the February Revolution, so leaving the impression that the Bolshevik coup d’etat in October 1917 was the whole revolution when it was not. They also have Stalin welcoming Lenin at the Finland Station and playing a leading role, when he was barely even there (it was Trotsky who ran that show). Fairly shoddy seems to me, plus the actors playing the leaders, both young and old, are uniformly lifeless and the re-enactments are mostly lame.
Other than that, lotsa fun.
Bull. The B-17 took Germany down. If it was an area occupied then so be it.
The thing that gets on my nerves is the History Channel has taken to showing “rerun” scenes within the show. I saw the scene of Hitler trimming his mustache in the trench three times in the same episode. It’s almost like they didn’t have enough footage to fill out the show. Kind of like the old Batman episodes only they do the “refresher” to bring you up to speed after every commercial break.
Maybe that’s being picky but it’s annoying to me.
Pretty entertaining. Wish they showed more of a young Stalin.
I watched a good bit of it last night. Other than hardware inaccuracies, which every show will have, it’s a good series. They are giving short shrift to the changes in Japan that turned them from a democracy to a militaristic society. They also didn’t give enough attention to Stalin’s USSR, although I will admit they made no apologies for him.
It is a whitewash.
It opened with the false myth of a Wall street guy jumping out the window. Friedman and Schwartz long ago looked at the death rates and checked news paper reports and there is ZERO evidence of any more suicides or Wall Street types killing themselves due to the crash. Heck the NYTimes did not call the stock market crash one of the top stories of 1929 in its end of the year review that year.
Then they neglect the admiration the American left had for the national socialists in Italy and Germany.
The History Channel is fun to watch. But it is biased left wing history and always slanted.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder who was fighting who and with what!
PS: Is there any movie you haven't seen?
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